KILMARNOCK have handed a trial to Latvia international goalkeeper Andrejs Pavlovs.

The 29-year-old, who plays for Latvian champions FK VentspiLs, has been training with the Rugby Park outfit all this week.

Pavlovs has been capped by his country five times and was their third-choice goalkeeper at Euro 2004.

Killie manager Jim Jefferies was keen to run the rule over Pavlovs, who will fly back to his homeland tomorrow, in case he is forced to go into the transfer market in January for a keeper.

Jefferies remains hopeful Killie current No.1 Alan Combe, who has held further talks with chairman Michael Johnston, will sign a contract extension.

But if he loses Combe when the transfer window opens in the New Year, Jefferies does not want to be short of goalkeeping options.

He said: "We brought over the Latvian goalkeeper.

"He plays for their champions but their season has finished just now, so we brought him over this week.

"He's played for Latvia a few times and FK Ventspils want him back, but we've had a look at him and he's done quite well.

"With Alan Combe's situation not being resolved yet, we're just looking at our options.

"But Alan had further talks with the chairman on Wednesday and it'll be on to the next meeting."

Jefferies is hoping to have a number of key players back for tomorrow's SPL clash with St Mirren.

He will have David Fernandez available after suspension and Craig Bryson is back in training.

The manager will wait on the fitness of Danny Invincibile - stretchered off with a head knock in Monday's 2-0 win at Motherwell - as well as Mehdi Taouil and Simon Ford.